· How does the quality of healthcare in the United States compare to the quality of care in other industrialized nations?
· How can an acceptable quality of health care be assured for all?Will providing data in areas such as patient outcomes, compliance with national standards for preventive and chronic care, and comparative costs to the public be an acceptable measure of healthcare delivery outcomes?
· Though physicians believed that only physicians could and should judge the quality of hospital medical care, they found participation in such hospital peer review activities a most disagreeable obligation. What were the problems with the process?
· Managed care organization credentialing by the National Committee on Quality
Assurance rapidly evolved as a standard of quality in the industry. Discuss the
pros and cons on the value of credentialing by an independent organization to a
managed care organization and to consumers.
· How does medical technology affect the communication between healthcare
providers and patients? What affect does this have on the quality of care?